Latest Swan News at the Lagoon
Date: 4 November 2007
Yesterday, I started to walk along the shore to where Papa Swan was, when I noticed a swan away off, flat as a pancake, motionless, being tossed on top of the waves in the water (a wind was blowing).
I stared and stared, and thought, "Oh my gosh, which one IS it?" because I had previously counted 12 swans plus Papa - we have 13 swans at the Lagoon. Who on earth could it be - after all, they had only been along the shore minutes before.
What happened? Is he/she sick?
Oh no! No binoculars! I always manage to forget one thing each day.... and that was it this time. Fly home at 60 kph, tear upstairs, get binoculars, rush back down so I could have a decent look and decide if there was a problem. Stand on the shore with heart beating a mile-a-minute.... stare hard. Watch the still-motionless pancake bobbing up and down on the waves.......and...... what's that?
The tail began to twitch.
And maybe 2 minutes later, up came the head!
AAAAHHHHHH - sigh of relief.
Who'd believe it - he/she was just totally enjoying being rocked to sleep by the motion of the water!
I still don't know which one it was for sure. Meantime, the others were all lined up in front of me... "Hey! Are we gonna have a meal?" I knew I could go home happy then!